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ATG Commerce will become the platform for Canadian telecommunications leader’s business-to-business operations
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—ATG (Art Technology Group Inc., NASDAQ: ARTG), the premier provider of cross channel commerce solutions, announced today that TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) has selected ATG Commerce as the new platform to power its online business-to-business (B2B) operations.
After an extensive research process evaluating numerous global e-commerce providers, TELUS determined ATG’s robust and highly flexible commerce solution was ideally suited to deliver a targeted Web experience to its business customers.
As the largest telecommunications company in Western Canada, TELUS provides a wide range of wireline and wireless telecommunications products and services, including IP, data, voice, entertainment, security and industry-specific solutions. TELUS Customer Solutions provides enterprise-quality solutions for 300,000 business customers of all sizes.
ATG Commerce is an integrated set of comprehensive, highly scalable e-commerce applications that automate the complete lifecycle of online sales, marketing and service. B2B-specific features in ATG Commerce include contract-based product catalogs, contract-based pricing, purchase lists, approvals workflow, order restrictions, requisitions, and cost center-based shipping.
“At TELUS, we recognize the importance of providing our business customers with a best in class online experience, helping them achieve increased productivity and growth,” said Lisa Richardson, vice-president, TELUS Direct Channels. “Our web site is a critical enabler and key factor in our relationship with our customers, allowing them to easily research, buy, support and service our innovative communication services. We look forward to working with ATG to launch our new business platform.”
“ATG works with many of the world’s leading telecommunications and wireless companies to greatly enhance their Web presence and overall customer experience, allowing them to stand out from their competition and drive new business,” Said Nina McIntyre, ATG’s senior vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer. “We’re well positioned to help TELUS achieve new levels of B2B sales and operational success.”
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.6 billion of annual revenue and 11.9 million customer connections including 6.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.9 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 200,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $158 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
ATG (Nasdaq: ARTG - News ) provides the most advanced cross-channel commerce software and services to fuel the growth of the world’s best brands. Offering the industry’s leading commerce solution, ATG works in partnership with clients to drive sales via a personalized customer experience - unifying and optimizing interactions across the Web, contact center, mobile devices, social media, physical stores, and other key channels. Exclusively focused on online and cross-channel commerce, ATG is uniquely capable of powering the most innovative and successful commerce experiences, with results that outperform industry norms. ATG Commerce is the commerce platform and business user application solution top-rated by industry analysts for powering results-driven, personalized, and innovative e-commerce sites. ATG’s platform-neutral optimization solutions for live help, lead performance, and product recommendations can be easily added to any website to quickly and measurably grow revenue, boost loyalty, and unlock profits and insight. ATG is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with additional locations throughout North America and Europe. For more information, please visit http://www.atg.com.
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